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New Architecture on Indigenous Lands takes readers on a virtual tour of recent Native building projects in Canada and the western and midwestern United States. With close attention to details of design, questions of tradition, and cultural issues, and through interviews with designers and their Native clients, it provides an in-depth introduction to the new […]
NATIVE AMERICAN GREEN highlights five successful efforts to build sustainable housing on Native American tribal lands. We learn the stories behind project designs, financing and construction, and witness the transformative effect it has had on tribal members.
The Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative (SNCC) focuses on culturally and environmentally sustainable development with American Indian, First Nations, and Indigenous communities worldwide. We bring effective strategies for systemic change through planning, architectural design, technical assistance and research. Our services help tribal communities to gain self-sufficiency, improve their impacts on the natural world, and develop healthy, […]
“Our challenge is to create modern homes that strive to come close to the extraordinary symbiosis of climate and culture that is inherent in indigenous dwellings” — Daniel Glenn The Nageezi house was designed to respond to the local high-desert climate (elevation 6,947 feet), in which temperatures can vary 40 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in […]